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Health Occupations Offers Great Experiences for Students

Are you interested in the medical field? Health Occupations is a great way to jump-start your career! The Health Occupations class provides a hands-on opportunity to students working with patients with real needs. By taking the Health Occupations course, students work toward earning their Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate (CNA). Clinicals are held two times a week for the second and third quarter. During clinical experience, students have the opportunity to work as a CNA on the floors of the hospital and nursing homes. During the 4th quarter, students create their own schedules focusing on their areas of interest. By choosing their rotations at such places as a doctor's office, the emergency room, the ambulance service, and many more, this gives them their real-world experience.

Collecting Toys for FISH
Student Council members delivered nearly 100 new toys to the FISH Christmas store. 
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2014 Illinois State Scholars Announced
The 2014-2015 Illinois State Scholars were announced by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. To be eligible, a student must be a resident of Illinois and perform in the top half of the class and/or score in the 95th percentile on the ACT, SAT, or Prairie State Achievement Exam. Once the students who meet these criteria are identified, a formula based on standardized test scores and performance-based academic data is used to select the scholars.
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Front Row (Left to Right): Kali H., Savanah K., Amber V., Kelli B., Cheryl M., Morgan W., and Abby H.
Back Row (Left to Right): Victoria S., Sean F., Felicia T., Kelsey C., Sean S., Kelly K., and Maria B.
Biology I Rat Dissection
Students in Mrs. Habing's biology class are currently dissecting rats. The rats are used to compare the structures and functions of various parts of the rat with other mammals.
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FISH Food Drive a Success
The FISH food drive was held at Effingham High School before Thanksgiving break.  The classes challenged each other to see who could bring in the most food to donate to the FISH Christmas store.  This year's winner was the senior class. 
Chemistry I Students Learn to Tie Dye

Mrs. Ault's Chemistry I students tie-dyed t-shirts to help them understand and learn about chemical bonding. The students were to wear their shirts the for "Tie-dye Tuesday". It was a wonderful experience and learning opportunity, as many of the students had never tie-dyed before. Mrs. Ault and her students were very pleased with how the shirts turned out.
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December Student of the Month
The Effingham High School Student of the Month program began eight years ago to honor a group of students each month for each curricular area at Effingham High School. The faculty members in each department observe their students each month to make their selection. While grades are an important part of this selection, they are not the sole determination. Students are also evaluated on their sense of classroom citizenship, helpful nature to others, and whether they are giving their best effort , A or not.
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Front Row: A. Gregory, K. Bernahl, H. Ebbert, B. Al-wali, & A. Stout 
Back Row: S. Bloemker, T. Crowell, P. Miller, A. Huntington, C. Schmidt, K. Tonn, & A. Gharst
National Honor Society Members Ring Bells for Salvation Army
National Honor Society members volunteered to ring bells for the Salvation Army on Saturday, November 29th.  Each member has to earn a minimum of 5 service hours each year. 
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Wendling Signs with University of Nebraska

J. Wendling, senior at Effingham High School, has signed a national letter of intent to compete in Division 1 golf at the University of Nebraska. Wendling has accepted an athletic scholarship to become a Nebraska Cornhusker and compete in the Big Ten Conference.

Manufacturing Skills Guest Speaker from Versatech
Matt Roepke from Versatech came in to discuss the opportunities that students have in the Manufacturing field and with Versatech. Matt discussed how important soft skills are to employers, measuring with a micrometer and dial calipers, and producing a quality product.
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